Fukushima nuclear crisis

All the background info you need to understand the crisis at Japan's  Fukushima Daiichi power station.

1. The Japan nuclear crisis Rated: 4/5 by physics.org users

The Japan nuclear crisis

Coverage from Nature news with all the latest updates on the situation at Fukushima.

2. Fukushima explained Rated: 5/5 by physics.org users

Fukushima explained

Great video explaining the crisis in Fukushima, from what goes on inside a nuclear reactor to why taking iodine or boron can limit the dangers of radiation exposure.

3. Radioactive dose Rated: 4/5 by physics.org users

Radioactive dose

How does ionising radiation affect people, what risks arise from radiation exposure, and how can such risks be minimised? These question and more are addressed on this excellent site all about radioactivity.

4. What happens during a nuclear meltdown? Rated: 5/5 by physics.org users

What happens during a nuclear meltdown?

This nuclear primer explains what meltdown means, and how the situation at Fukushima compares with past nuclear accidents.

5. The Nuclear Power Plant Simulator Rated: 4/5 by physics.org users

The Nuclear Power Plant Simulator

This game puts you in control of a nuclear plant. Your mission is to produce as much electricity as possible whilst avoiding overheating. Requires flash.

6. How Nuclear Power Works Rated: 1/5 by physics.org users

How Nuclear Power Works

A brief description of how Nuclear fission power works from Marshall Brain's HowStuffWorks.com. Concentrating on the fission of Uranium 135.



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